7 year old chicken laying cracked eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tallyho, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2010
    I have a senior citizen hen who still lays almost every day. The last few days she's been laying eggs with star cracks on the pointed end. They get layer feed and I supplement oyster shell. Her eggs even have little bumps of extra calcium. Is she doomed to have an internal broken egg at some point? I've been scrambling her cracked eggs for the chickens and the dogs. I guess this is just a function of her advanced age.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. mama2many

    mama2many Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2010
    I had a young gal doing that. Added oyster shell and padded the nest-oh and she was laying on top of other eggs so I check the boxes several times a day now and it stopped. Best of luck- cracked eggs make me grrrrrrrrrrrr.

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